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Performing Artists
1893 Harold Lloyd (Nebraska-born Actor) Harold Lloyd Actors Film
1907 William Dollar (Missouri-born Ballet Dancer, Choreographer, Ballet Master) Missouri Performing Artists Ballet
1923 Tito Puente (New York City-born Latin-American Musician, Five-Time Grammy Winner) Tito Puente Popular Musicians Hispanic Performing Artists Awarded Grammys in 1978, 83, 85, 90 & 99
1939 Johnny Tillotson (Florida-born Popular Singer) Florida Performing Artists Popular Musicians Florida Historical Society
1941 Ryan O'Neal (Los Angeles-born Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database Biography
1949 Jessica Lange (Minnesota-born Actress) Minnesota Performing Artists Actors Internet Movie Database Biography
1951 Luther Vandross (New York City-born African-American Musician) Luther Vandross Popular Musicians Winner of Multiple Grammys African American Performing Artists
1972 Carmen Electra (Ohio-born Performing Artist) Ohio Performing Artists Popular Musicians Actors Internet Movie Database Biography
Sports Figures
1891 Dave Bancroft (Iowa-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Iowa Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame
1927 Phil Hill (Florida-born World Driving Champion) Florida Sports Figures Auto Racing Florida Historical Society
1945 Steve Spurrier (Florida-born Heisman Trophy Winner) Florida Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame 1966 Heisman Trophy Winner Florida Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1896 First Projected Movie Is Shown as a Commercial Attraction in New York City New York City Film Historic Firsts History Channel
1909 Mary Pickford Begins Her Movie Career Mary Pickford Film History Channel
1912 Boston Red Sox Play Their First Game in Fenway Park Boston Boston Red Sox Ballpark New York Times
1916 Chicago Cubs Defeat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in Their First Game at Wrigley Field Chicago Boston Red Sox Baseball Ballpark New York Times
1935 Your Hit Parade Debuts on Radio Radio Popular Music Radio Hall of Fame National Public Radio
1949 17-year-old Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, Records the First of His 8,833 Wins Willie Shoemaker Horse Racing New York Times

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